Monday, March 23, 2009

Tess, Work in Progress

Oil on Gessoed Board

This is just the beginning after my first session with Tess over the weekend. I think she is really cute! This gives you an idea of how a great photograph can be of immense help when doing this type of portrait. Back to it....
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is Almost Here

"All Ears"
Oil on Canvas Panel

At least it looks like it around here....with lots of trees beginning to bloom and temperatures slowly coming back to mild. This cute fellow was in my back yard last year. He has to be quick and clever because my dog, Bosley, likes to chase him off. Fortunately for me, I was able to get some pics before he took off again.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In Honor of the Easter Bunny

"Surprise on the Greenway"
Oil on Canvas

I did this one a while ago....I am still really scrambling here with other obligations. But since it is the Easter Season...the renewal of our spirits, plants and animals after the cold winter, I thought it would be fun to look at this guy again. He is inspired by the rabbits I saw on the greenway in Colorado Springs the last time I was there. This turned out more stylized than I wish. When I have nothing but a distant memory to paint from, that seems to be the outcome. I have another rabbit I'll post soon that is the real deal...a cute backyard visitor that I was able to photograph before he hopped away.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Oil on Board

Totally slammed. I've been working on our local guild show which opens this evening. I did get two pieces, of the two allowed entries, into the show, so that's fun. We have 59 pieces total and some of the work is quite exceptional.

Other than this we had a substantial snow on Monday resulting in a power outage at our house for over 24 hours. Scrambling for candles and batteries, stoking the fire in the fireplace, trying to keep ourselves warm and going under those circumstances is challenging. We finally got somewhat back on track on Wednesday. We need to be better prepared than this. I'll make that a goal.

Today back to the Dr. with my Dad and taking care of my daughter's dog.

Obviously, no painting taking place with all of this going on. So the painting above is from last year. My daffodils this year were gorgeous until the snow storm took them down, sadly. This painting hangs in my guest room and is much better in person than this photo.

Hopefully I can get back to it pretty soon. Hope you will stay tuned.